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Cinnamon Jim’s Cafe

Good Friends, Good Music

Fun and great food are a wonderful combination.

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Video produced by HuronTV in association with the Municipality of Huron East
script by: Carolyn Parks-Mintz

A café has long been on Jim Lee’s “to do” list. With the raison d’etre of good food, good friends and good music, he and Lois launched Cinnamon Jim’s Café in 2006, setting up on Brussels main street in a unique flatiron building dating from 1879.

Along with the initial renovations to their beautiful heritage structure, the Lee’s have restored the building close to its original vintage architecture and increased the café’s seating capacity too.

But Cinnamon Jim’s is more than just a pretty face—and more than a great sandwich. The menu has expanded to include hot sandwiches, light lunches, wonderful homemade soups, and delicious Friday night dinners. And their cinnamon buns are fabulous—the result of testing hundreds of recipes to produce one that’s perfect. Cookies, squares and sweet treats taste just like what your Grandma used to bake.

Jim is an involved owner and agrees with the old Polish saying that “the eye of the farmer makes the pig grow fat”. To that end, he has his eye on the business and his ear to the ground—when he’s not in the kitchen.

On the second level, The Upper Deck is an offsite meeting space or banquet room. It is also the venue for Jim’s rollicking Open Mike evenings where musicians, local and otherwise, sing and play for appreciative audiences.

Take out or eat in, Cinnamon Jim’s lives up to its advertising. Fun and great food are a wonderful combination.

The Place

401 Turnberry Street in Brussels, ON
(519) 887-8011


The Management

Jim and Lois Lee



Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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